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How to Apply

The Yale Surgical Residency Program participates in the NRMP/ERAS. We review completed applications in September and October. A completed application will include the MSPE, CV, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and your USMLE Step I score. We prefer letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment specifically regarding your clinical and technical skills, scholarly ambition, leadership potential, and institutional citizenship.

There are two tracks in our program. The categorical track is a conventional “rectangular” program. All interns admitted as categorical are expected to complete the full training program. The preliminary track is available for trainees seeking a short-term position as a transition to a categorical position in surgery or another specialty.

  • J-1 visas are supported in limited circumstances and all international graduates must be certified by the ECFMG prior to applying. All applicants should be certain to specify whether they are applying to the categorical track, preliminary track, or both. Please direct all questions regarding visas to Heather Russell-Milici in the House Staff Office (email)

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic qualified applicants will be invited to interview virtually. Follow us on Instagram to find out more about upcoming virtual information sessions.